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Mercury will further fall while the ducks are playing on the waters

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By: Mudasir Khan VOV


While there is a prediction about the further fall in mercury, the sunny days are not only giving colors to life, but it is also giving the birds and ducks an opportunity to play on the waters in the water bodies including Dal and Jhelum.

In these cold days ducks and other birds are being witnessed playing on the waters, forcing the onlookers to enjoy the sunny days of December.

The sunrise is giving an opportunity to normal life to flourish during the day time and is also providing an environment for the birds and ducks to play on the waters.

Such scenes of ducks playing on the water are really an opportunity for the bird watchers to enjoy such scenes on the water bodies of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, according to the GNS in its news report it said, cold conditions intensified in J&K and Ladakh as Srinagar had coldest night of the season with mercury plunging to minus 3.9°C.

The weatherman has forecast dry weather till December 23 with “further fall” in mercury in coming days and predicted “white Christmas” in J&K and Ladakh.

A meteorological department official said  that the minimum temperature in the summer capital of J&K was down by last night’s minus 2.6°C and normal of minus 1.0°C for this time of the season.

Today’s temperature surpassed minimum of minus 3.6°C, the previous lowest temperature recorded on December 11

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 4.2°C against minus 2.6°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 6.4°C against minus 3.8°C on previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.9°C against minus 2.8°C on previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 3.8°C against minus 3.5°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a minimum of minus 8.6°C against minus 5.6°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a low of 6.8°C which is minus 2.4°C below normal, he said.

Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 11.6°C against last night’s minus 7.6°C while automatic Kargil station recorded minimum of minus 10.1°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 15.2°C, the official said.

“Currently weather is mainly clear in both J&K and Ladakh. Mist is also likely to remain so till December 23,” the official said

The MeT also issued ‘low temperature alert’, saying “further fall in minimum temperature by 2-4 is expected in J&K and 4-6 in Ladakh region in coming days.

Regarding snowfall, he said, “As of now, we will have a white Christmas in both J&K and Ladakh (chance of occurrence as of now 60%).”

In whole J&K including Srinagar, minimum temperature dropping to -5 or -6 degree Celsius in December is “normal” and is a part of winter weather, the weatherman said.

“It happens every year. There is no forecast for any severe weather in coming days.”

 With GNS inputs

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